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Group 4: Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar

7/29/16

After many weeks of traveling, we were eager to take it easy today. We left for Ashdod in the morning, and spent the day on the beautiful beach. After a picnic lunch, we headed back to Jerusalem for some last minute shopping in Ben Yehuda...

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7/28/16

Today was a day full of mitzvot. We were joined by Danny Siegel, who taught us about his life's work of working with teens and nonprofits. Our first stop was a visit to a therapy dog center where we learned about the work the dogs...

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7/27/16

We left the north today and headed back to Jerusalem. Our first stop was Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum. It was a very difficult experience, but we felt that it was important to see -- it reminded us of everything we experienced in Poland. We...

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7/26/16

Our last day in the north was full of water related activities. After a brief stop in Metulla, at a mountaintop overlooking the Lebanese border, we made our way to the Snir Stream for another water hike. We were so excited to cool off and...

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7/25/16

Today was jam packed. We started the day with an amazing water hike, which included some time to swim at the end. Later, we drove up to the Golan Heights, where we learned about Israel's military victory in the 1967 Six Day War. From the top of...

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7/24/16

Today we had a very full and exciting day. We started off with a hike down beautiful Mount Arbel where we saw sweeping vistas of the Galilee and Kinneret below us. To escape the heat,  after the hike, we went swimming in the Kinneret. It...

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7/23/16

We woke up with the sun, eager to experience a Shabbat at Camp Noam. We learned new tunes, prayed together, and played games with Israeli campers. Throughout the day we had breakout groups for discussion sessions on topics such as: cultural differences, Shabbat, and Jewish...

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7/22/16

We woke up this morning ready to explore Tzfat . We learned about the history of the city by visiting a few ancient synagogues and walking the old city. We even saw the alley where the Messiah will, supposedly, enter the city from! After some free...

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7/21/16

We woke up today excited to start exploring the north! From Haifa we drove to the city of Acco, where we learned about the history of the city and visited the prison where many early Jewish fighters, during the British mandate, were imprisoned. We also got...

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7/20/16

We left the south this morning for the last time, and headed north towards Haifa. Our first stop was an overlook on top of Mount Carmel. We saw all of Haifa below us, including the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. For lunch, we were lucky enough to...

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